Telerano: Breakfast TV Worth Getting Up For
For those who never saw The Big Breakfast it was a sublimely crazy early morning show broadcast from a house in East London hosted by Chris Evans and Gaby Roslin. Competitions such as One Lump Or Two? were held in the back garden and guests were dunked into a giant swimming pool sized teacup clutching huge sugar lumps. Presenters included Zig and Zag, two aliens who lived in the bathroom of the house, and the late great Paula Yates who conducted interviews on a huge double bed upstairs in her boudoir.
Last week, on Mrcha Hollywood’s launch day, myself and Ján were invited to appear on Markiza Television’s Telerano (translation ‘Morning Television‘) and it has proved to be a real game changer.
If you look past the un-imaginative title, Telerano is a brilliant show. It has the same feeling of organised chaos as The BB, with all the guests, hosts and crew sharing space in the studio, housed in a bizarre building by a lake in a village on the outskirts of Bratislava.
We arrived at seven-thirty and were led onto the set with a cup of coffee where we sat for an hour before our interview waving at the camera, sampling food from the cookery items, and most importantly waving copies of Mrcha Hollywood whenever the camera was on us. The bit I loved the most was just before every advert break. Music would suddenly blare out (this particular morning it was Fat Boy Slim) and for a few minutes the cameras would go crazy filming everything from mad angles, cutting between people and all this shown in black and white; a cross between The Big Breakfast and GMTV shot by Fellini.
The real game changer has been the response from our Telerano debut. Mrcha Hollywood has stormed into the Slovak top 50 books. Yesterday we were at No. 45 and as I write we’ve moved up to No. 36. We had a spot on the Markiza evening news (where I was dubbed mercilessly by a much older deeper man’s voice) and yesterday we were interviewed for Sarm one of the woman’s weeklies. Thank you Telerano!
Congratulations to our publisher who didn’t see us on Telerano. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl during the show.
Posted on March 15, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Big Breakfast, Bratislava, Breakfast Television, celebrities, Chris Evans, entertainment, gaby roslin, GMTV, Mrcha Hollywood, Paula Yates, Slovak, sugar lumps, Travel, vacation. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.